The Quaker Parenting Initiative (QPI) recognizes parents’ struggles while they are being expected to do more than usual for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Quaker faith with its beliefs and testimonies can give parents support and guidance.
The QPI website has been updated to better meet the needs of Quaker parents wherever they may be. A new section, “Conversations in Parenting,” creates space for parents to ask questions, share experiences, and develop themes. With each there is opportunity for others to reply and participate in the discussion. A recent post encourages parents to think through when and how they want their children to acquire and use mobile devices. Given the increased use of screens by youth, QPI offers a place for parents to rethink how technology can encourage or hinder their children’s well-being. The website also includes reviews of select parenting books and lists of upcoming online workshops, discussion series, and other events.
QPI’s new website is another means of connecting mentors with parents, parents with fellow parents, and all participants to their faith.
Learn more: Quaker Parenting Initiative